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York Museums Trust CEO joins National Museums Directors’ Council Executive Committee

DATE: 13 April 2021

The chief executive of York Museums Trust has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Museums Directors’ Council (NMDC), which represents the leaders of the UK’s national collections and major museums.
Reyahn King is appointed to the Committee Executive alongside Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, who will work alongside the new chair of the organisation, Dr Maria Balshaw, CBE, director of Tate.

Reyahn, who has been a member of the NMDC for six years, will work with fellow members to discuss current issues and priorities for museums and agree proposals to go to the full membership.

Reyahn said: “I am delighted to be appointed a member of the executive committee and I look forward to working more closely with such a knowledgeable and talented group of museum professionals. Right now, there are so many challenges facing museums and the NMDC provides a forum for us to work together, collaboratively, to promote the true value of museums and their collections.”

For more details on the NMDC, click here.

Reyahn has also recently joined the British Art Network Steering Group (BAN), a Subject Specialist Network, supported financially by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Tate, with additional public funding provided by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. BAN promotes curatorial research, practice and theory in the field of British art. For more information visit: British Art Network | Tate